Welcome to the Pennine Soaring Club Website

The Pennine Soaring Club may not be the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding club in the UK
but we're one of the most active.

We have great flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK...

... and welcome visiting pilots to fly The Pennines with open arms. (See our site guide).

Although we currently do not run a strict Members Only policy we would rather have you on our team.
Not only because of the benefits to you, but also because over the years we have negotiated agreements with farmers
and landowners and would like to keep them as happy with flying as we are.

Find out about Joining the Pennine Soaring Clu

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About

The Pennine Soaring Club caters for Hang Gliding (HG), Paragliding (PG) and Powered HG / PG pilots w…

Sites

We will try and give you as much information as possible about the Pennines flying sites to make you…

Competitions

The Pennine Soaring Club runs a number of friendly competitions, (organised by the Competition Secre…

Safety

WARNING

Free flying is an enjoyable activity which requires fitness, knowledge, skill, judgement, a…

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Weather and Pressure Charts

Weather Links

Here are some useful links for getting weather forecasts:

Returning to Flying

Monday, March 08, 2021

As you are all aware the Government published new Regulations on March 5th which came into force on Monday March 8th 2021.If any Pilots feel that they would like to speak with a coach before going out

Lancashire Live Paragliding Article

Monday, January 25, 2021

Lancashire Live has published a great article about Barry Sayer and his flying activities.Meet the Pennine Paraglider who captures Lancashire from thousands of feet above

Covid-19 May Update

Monday, May 11, 2020

The PM has spoken but, as always, the devil is in the detail. While we wait for some flesh to be wrapped around the bones of Boris’s statement, below is the BHPA’s road map for a possible return to

Getting Back in the Air

Friday, March 19, 2021

Jocky Sanderson has done a useful YouTube video about getting back into the air.

A cautionary tale

Sunday, January 03, 2021

It's been a strange and frustrating year for everything; work, home, injury and particularly sport (incase you are wondering I'm looking for excuses).

Safety Notes–Sept 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Safety Notes September 2020Does the Peter Principle apply to Paragliding? The idea of the Peter Principle comes from a satirical book written by Raymond Hull, based on Laurence Peter’s research.

Parlick East–Bottom Landing Exclusion Zone

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hi All,A couple of weeks ago one of our members was challenged by the Wolfen Hall Gamekeeper for landing in the fields below Saddle End Farm.  It seems that the the owner of Wolfen Hall purchased

Winter Hill–Gate to be Locked

Friday, June 14, 2019

I have just been contacted by the secretary of the Rivington Soaring Association (modellers) stating that some of their members were stopped recently by Arqiva TV Mast security staff as they went up

Hen Harriers

Thursday, June 13, 2019

RSPB have announced that there has been successful fledging of several hen harrier chicks in the Bowland Forest area. They request people stick to marked tracks in the area to avoid stressing these

The Paramotor Code

Friday, June 14, 2019

Over the last few months, the BHPA has been working with the CAA to try to educate those who fly Paramotors with no training. Together they have worked up the Paramotor Code.

5 Tips for Beginners

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jack Pimblett shares some of the tips which have helped him progress as a pilot.

Pilot Revision–Airlaw

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On the 19th Novemer, Richard Butterworth gave a review of the airlaw part of the pilot exam, along with additional hints and tips and some exercises to help in everyday flying which are not on the

Club Awards 2021

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Congratulations to the following award winners for 2021.Pilot Improvement AwardPG Pilot Improvement Award: Tamas MerkPG Pilot Improvement Award: Emma Wrathall HG Pilot Improvement Award: Doug

Northern Challenge Series 2021

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

All 2021 tasks for the Northern Series (Main and Hike & Fly) now available

Northern XC League

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

There is now a Northern XC league competition designed to allow northern clubs to compete without the issues of getting to some of the more distant long distance take offs.The six clubs involved

Planning Declares–the Repeat

Thursday, January 09, 2020

(or how to get to Whitby mid week without bumping into one of those noisy RAF thingies)Monday 13th January 2020, 7:30 PM, Sea View, Chorley.Come and listen to master planner and declared flight guru

PSC Christmas Do 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)Date: Sat 21st December 2019Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwardsCost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)Max attendees: 30 (first

PSC Christmas Do 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)Date: Sat 21st December 2019Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwardsCost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)Max attendees: 30 (first